Charles Murray coming to Earlham College March 23rd

Charles Murray, a decorated author, political scientist and libertarian, will present “Taking Happiness Seriously” as a part of Earlham College’s Artist and Lecture Series on Wednesday.

Murray feels that the American government regulates to a point that it takes away the people’s ability to be happy.

His lectures and work have heavily discussed happiness, starting with his 1989 book “In Pursuit: Of Happiness and Good Government.”

Murray became nationally known after publishing “Losing Ground: American Social Policy 1950-1980,” which was credited as the foundation for the Welfare Reform Act of 1996.

After the lecture, there will be a reception in the Richmond Room in the Landrum Bolling Center.

• When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 23

• Where: Goddard Auditorium, Carpenter Hall, Earlham College, 801 National Road W., Richmond

• Cost: Free

• Info: (765) 983-1373

• Sponsors: Office of the President, Holiday Inn

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